Graze, v. i.
1. To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.
2. To yield grass for grazing.
The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose.
3. To touch something lightly in passing.
Graze v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grazed p. pr. & vb. n. Grazing.]
1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
A field or two to graze his cows. --Swift.
2. To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead. --Pope.
3. To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep. --Shak.
4. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.
1. The act of grazing; the cropping of grass. [Colloq.]
Turning him out for a graze on the common. --T. Hughes.
2. A light touch; a slight scratch.
n 1: a superficial abrasion
2: the act of grazing [syn: grazing]
v 1: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
crop, browse, range, pasture]
2: break the skin (of a body part) by scraping; "She was grazed
by the stray bullet"
3: let feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: crop, pasture]
4: scrape gently; "graze the skin" [syn: crease, rake]
5: eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food
at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"